DKOU 2021 and IHS

Back to

German Congress of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

DKOU was held in Berlin from 26th to 29th October 2021. Lukus Eckhard gave an interesting and informative presentation on a study he co-authored about the use of computer navigation in total hip arthroplasty. The study examined AOANJRR data from all (n=6,912) non-navigated and navigated primary THAs performed for osteoarthritis in Australia from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2019.

This study showed that the use of computer navigation was associated with a reduced rate of revision for dislocation following THA. Furthermore, in the component combinations most commonly used with navigation, there was also a reduction in the rate of all-cause revision.

Professor Bill Walter attended DKOU 2021 and the International Hip Society Meeting in Berlin November 3-6, 2021.


Agarwal S, Eckhard L, Walter WL, Peng A, Hatton A, Donnelly B, de Steiger R. The Use of Computer Navigation in Total Hip Arthroplasty Is Associated with a Reduced Rate of Revision for Dislocation: A Study of 6,912 Navigated THA Procedures from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2021 Oct 20;103(20):1900-1905.